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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 PREVENT CREATED BY GBS swab is collected between 3537 weeks of pregnancy GBS swab is collected between 35-37 weeks of pregnancy no treatment necessary NEGATIVE POSITIVE requires IVantibiotics during labor About 25% of women carry group B strep (GBS) in their rectum or vagina Group Beta Streptocoocus is a bacteria that lives in the genitial tract of pregnant women WHAT IS GBS? HOW CAN GBS AFFECT MY NEWBORN? K. Bowers C. Loar C. Sheehan Dietetic Interns Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Eastern Illinois University Newborns are at increased risk of infection if their mother tests positive for GBS in pregnancy. TREAT TEST Group B Strep 1 In the U.S, GBS is the leading cause of menegitis and sepsis in a newborn's first week of life How do antibiotics help? 1 in 200 A pregnant woman who tests positive for group B strep and gets antibiotics during labor has a 1 in 4,000 chance of delivering a baby with group B strep disease, compared to a 1 in 200 chance if she does not get antibiotics during labor. If GBS is untreated, it can lead to: in pregnancy Sepsis - infection of the blood Meningitis - infection of fluid around brain Pneumonia - infection in the lungs References Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2014). Group B Strep (GBS). Retrieved from, Carol. (2014). Up to Date. Retrieved from
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